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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness


Format DOR Label ID Origin    
2CD (when sold in UK) 1995-10-23 Hut Records CDHUTD30 IT [1]  
2CD 1995-10-23 Virgin Records 7243 8 40864 2 8 IT [1]  
2 x CS 1995-10-24 Virgin Records US [2] buy [amazon.com]
2CD 1995-10-24 Virgin Records 7243 8 40861 2 1 US [2] buy [amazon.com]
2CD 1995-10-25 Toshiba-EMI VJCP-25203/4 JP [3]  
3LP (when sold in UK) 1996-04-29 Hut Records HUTTLP30 EU [4]  
3LP 1996-04-29 Virgin Records 7243 8 41655 1 2 EU [4]  
2CD 2012-12-04 EMI US [5] buy [amazon.com]
4LP 2012-12-04 EMI US [6] buy [amazon.com]
5CD DVD Deluxe Re-issue 2012-12-04 EMI US [7] buy [amazon.com]
(digital) Standard Edition 2012-12-04 EMI US [8] buy [amazon.com]
(digital) Deluxe Edition 2012-12-04 EMI US [9] buy [amazon.com]
 
Tracks

Dawn to Dusk
1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
2. Tonight, Tonight   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
3. Jellybelly   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
4. Zero   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
5. Here Is No Why   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
6. Bullet with Butterfly Wings   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
7. To Forgive   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
8. Fuck You   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
9. Love   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
10. Cupid de Locke   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
11. Galapogos   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
12. Muzzle   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
13. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
14. Take Me Down   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
 
Twilight to Starlight
1. Where Boys Fear to Tread   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
2. Bodies   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
3. Thirty-three   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
4. In the Arms of Sleep   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
5. 1979   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
6. Tales of a Scorched Earth   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
7. Thru the Eyes of Ruby   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
8. Stumbleine   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
9. X.Y.U.   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
10. We Only Come Out at Night   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
11. Beautiful   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
12. Lily (My One and Only)   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
13. By Starlight   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
14. Farewell and Goodnight   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]  
 
1. Tonite Reprise   -   -   -   [4]   -   -   -   -   -  
2. Infinite Sadness   -   -   -   [4]   -   -   -   -   -  
 
Morning Tea
1. Tonight, Tonight (Strings Alone mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
2. Methusela (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
3. X.Y.U. (Take 11)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
4. Zero (Synth mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
5. Feelium (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
6. Autumn Nocturne (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
7. Beautiful (Loop version)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
8. Ugly (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
9. Ascending Guitars (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
10. By Starlight (Flood rough)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
11. Medellia of the Gray Skies (Take 1)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
12. Lover, Lover (Arrangement 1 demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
13. Thru the Eyes of Ruby (Take 7)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
14. In the Arms of Sleep (Early live demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
15. Lily (My One and Only) (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
16. 1979 (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
17. Marquis in Spades - Glamey Glamay (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
18. Meladori Magpie   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
19. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Home Piano version)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
20. Galapogos (Instrumental/Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
21. To Forgive (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
 
High Tea
1. Bullet with Butterfly Wings (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
2. Set the Ray to Jerry (Vocal Rough)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
3. Thirty-three (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
4. Cupid de Locke (BT 2012 mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
5. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans (Live Studio rough)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
6. Jellybelly (Instrumental/Pit mix 3)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
7. The Aeroplane Flies High   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
8. Jupiter's Lament (Barbershop version)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
9. Bagpipes Drone (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
10. Tonight, Tonight (Band version only, no strings)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
11. Knuckles (Studio outtake)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
12. Pennies   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
13. Here Is No Why (Pumpkinland demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
14. Blast (Fuzz version)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
15. Towers of Rabble (Live)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
16. Rotten Apples   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
17. Fun Time (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
18. Thru the Eyes of Ruby (Acoustic version)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
19. Chinoise (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
20. Speed   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
 
Special Tea
1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Nighttime version 1)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
2. Galapogos (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
3. Cherry (BT 2012 mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
4. Love (Flood rough)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
5. New Waver (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
6. Fuck You (Production Master rough)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
7. Isolation [Joy Division] (BT 2012 mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
8. Transformer (Early mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
9. Dizzle (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
10. Farewell and Goodnight - Goodnight (Basic Vocal rough)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
11. Eye (Soundworks demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
12. Blank (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
13. Beautiful (Instrumental-Middle 8)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
14. My Blue Heaven [Whiting/Donaldson] (BT 2012 mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
15. One and Two   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
16. Zoom (7 ips)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
17. Pastichio Medley (Reversed extras)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
18. Marquis in Spades (BT 2012 mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
19. Tales of a Scorched Earth (Guitar Overdub mix)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
20. Tonite Reprise (Version 1)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
21. Wishing You Were Real (Home demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
22. Thru the Eyes of Ruby (Pit mix 3)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
23. Phang (Sadlands demo)   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   [9]  
 
DVD: Live at Brixton Academy 1996-05-15; Live at Rockpalast 1996-04-07
1. Tonight, Tonight   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
2. 1979   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
3. Zero   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
4. Here Is No Why   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
5. Thru the Eyes of Ruby   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
6. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
7. Jellybelly   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
8. Silverfuck   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
9. Disarm   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
10. Bullet with Butterfly Wings   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
11. Fuck You   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
12. Muzzle   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
13. Cherub Rock   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  
14. X.Y.U.   -   -   -   -   -   -   [7]   -   -  


 
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Personnel

  • Alan Moulder: Production ; Mixing ; Recording
  • Audrey Riley: Strings (arrangement on 1-2)
  • Barry Goldberg: Mixing assistant ; Recording (add'l voices)
  • Billy Corgan: Vocals ; Guitar ; Strings (arrangement on 1-2) ; Production ; Mixing (tracks 1-1 - 1-13, 2-1 - 2-14) ; Recording
  • Butch Vig: Production (on "Infinite Sadness")
  • Chris Shepard: Recording
  • Claudine Pontier: Recording assistant
  • D'arcy Wretzky: Vocals (track 2-14) ; Bass
  • Dave Kresl: Recording assistant, strings
  • Flood: Production ; Mixing ; Recording
  • Greg Leisz: Guitar (pedal steel & lap steel guitars on 1-14)
  • Howie Weinberg: Mastering
  • James Iha: Vocals (tracks 1-14, 2-14) ; Guitar ; Production (track 1-14) ; Mixing (track 1-14) ; Recording
  • Jimmy Chamberlin: Vocals (track 2-14) ; Drums/Percussion
  • Jonathan Melvoin: Piano/Keyboards (2012 reissue DVD)

Notes

  • The CDs are separately titled: "Dawn to Dusk" and "Twilight to Starlight". The LP re-arranges the song order, adds two songs (one exclusive to this edition) and names the six sides "Dawn", "Tea Time", "Dusk", "Twilight", "Midnight" and "Starlight".
  • The track "Infinite Sadness" is actually an unused Siamese Dream-era track, and was produced by Butch Vig.
  • Some copies sold in France were bundled with the Live In Chicago 5-song CD. See the promo section for more details.
  • The 3LP version of MCIS was originally solicited in February of 1996 as a limited-to-5000, numbered edition. When it was finally released in April, it was allegedly limited to 15,000. Since that time, numbers above 18,000 have been confirmed, leaving open the question of how many copies were actually pressed.
  • In late 1998, the MCIS 3LP was repressed. The new pressing is unnumbered (leaving the number box empty), and the sleeve is made of flimsier material.
  • The US version of the CD has two booklets (one with pictures, one with lyrics) with a total of 30 pages, the UK CD and 3LP both have a single book with 12 pages.
  • The Japanese version comes in a white double jewel case with the same two booklets as the US version as well as a Japanese lyric sheet and 4 pages of Japanese writings by Mr. Midori Tsukagoshi, dated September 1995.
  • The CD version sold in Europe is manufactured in Italy because it allows the price to be kept in line with the US release (approximately US$20).
  • In August 2011, Billy responded to a twitter question about how long it took to write MCIS, that it took "4 months to write (basically), 6 months to record (although i continued to write during the recording process)".
  • NOTE: There have been recent reports of fake pressings of the MCIS vinyl. If buying from ebay or elsewhere, ensure that the front cover has a white square (earlier pressings will have a number there, later ones may not), and be especially wary of colored vinyl. For more details, see this article on spfreaks.
  • 2012 deluxe reissue has the following features: "5 CDs include 64 bonus tracks of previously unreleased material or alternate versions of MELLON COLLIE era songs, and its DVD features a live show filmed at the Brixton Academy, London (1996-05-15) and bonus performances from the German music television show Rockpalast (1996-04-07). It all comes housed in a 12 x 12 lift-top box with magnetic closure, reimagined cover art and velvet-lined disc holder. The package includes 2 books containing personal notes, lyrics, new collage artwork, plus a Decoupage kit for creating your own scenes from the MELLON COLLIE universe. The bonus content and special features were curated from the band's archives by CORGAN, and have been painstakingly remastered for the first time from the original master tapes by Bob Ludwig."
  • The following bonus tracks are instrumental: 3-01, 3-05, 3-07, 3-09, 3-13, 3-17, 3-19, 3-20, 4-09, 4-11, 4-14, 4-17, 4-19, 5-01, 5-05, 5-09, 5-13, 5-16, 5-17, 5-19, 5-22, 5-23. Track 4-06 is NOT instrumental, despite being labeled as such.
  • Meladori Magpie, The Aeroplane Flies High, Pennies and Rotten Apples are the same as their TAFH release
  • Feelium, Knuckles, Blast, Speed, New Waver, Dizzle, Zoom and Phang are full-length versions of songs included in Pastichio Medley- all but Phang are from the same takes (Knuckles is an un-distorted version of that used in PM)
  • Glamey Glamay, Blast, Speed and Dizzle are different versions than those found on Billy's Gravity Demos I
  • Of the "BT 2012 mix" tracks, Cupid de Locke, Cherry and Isolation are traditional "remixes" in the sense that tracks were manipulated and rearranged (see song pages for more details), while My Blue Heaven and Marquis in Spades appear to have only been re-mixed in the sense of level adjustments- other than some very minor speed differences, they are identical to their original releases
  • Tracks 3-02, 3-05, 3-06, 3-08, 3-15, 3-19, 3-21, 4-01, 5-02 and 5-21 are higher quality and speed-adjusted (generally slightly slower) versions of those found on the bootleg releases, MCIS Demos I, II and III.

Pressing Info
  1. Unknown pressing quantity in double slimline case
  2. Unknown pressing quantity in double jewel case
  3. Unknown pressing quantity in double jewel case
  4. 1st pressing: ~20,000 numbered copies on black vinyl
    2nd pressing: unknown quantity of unnumbered copies
  5. 2012 reissue: unknown quantity
  6. 2012 reissue: unknown quantity
  7. 2012 reissue: unknown quantity
  8. digital; n/a
  9. digital; n/a
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